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products. don't be big tobacco's next victim. >>> breaking news out of japan where a huge, a great earthquake has thundered through that country. an 8.8 magnitude quake off of the northeastern coast of that country. just a distance from tokyo. that happening at 2:46 japan time about 9:46 this evening here. that triggered a 13-foot tsunami in that area. >> and those pictures that you were just seeing just a moment ago was the leading edge of that tsunami moving in. those were live pictures from japan as a 13-foot we're back to those live pictures right now, look at that, that's a wall of water that is moving inland. the tsunami caused by this earthquake. i think in the top the screen. you can see a boat being carried inland. epicenter of this earthquake about 240 miles northwest of tokyo. they felt it. and they felt it hard in tokyo, large buildings shook violently. workers poured into the streets. there are reports of even buildings toppled and fires going on right now in tokyo. again 240 miles away. >> again, an 8.8 earthquake but this is not the first earthquake to rock japan in
>>> six nuclear reactors at two power plants in japan are at risk of meltdown after the cooling systems fail. add to that, one of the buildings housing the reactors exploded earlier today. emergency crews ordered more than 170,000 people to evacuate the areas around those two power plants. as for the earthquake and tsunami, officials have confirmed the deaths of nearly 800 people. but tens of thousands of people are still missing tonight. there are stories coming out as well of people who evacuated to schools, to shelters, only to have the shelter destroyed by the tsunami. one described how the road moved up and down like a wave during the earthquake, then things caught on fire while it was snowing and then the tsunami hit. there's now 100,000 troops on the ground along the northeastern coast. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. we have team coverage of the ongoing aftermath. elyce kirchner is covering the threat of the meltdown. kimberly tere is in santa cruz. but first, nbc's lee cowan has the latest from japan. >> reporter: good morning from tokyo. it is sunday morning here, where
>>> tonight from bad to worse, developing news from japan right now where the last line of defense against a nuclear meltdown is put on hold. getting out. csu students in japan are given orders to come home now, and tonight that exodus is under way. they came back to see what was left of their home. the answer? not much at all. we're there as one family returns to the quake zone, and we'll show you the surprise they found. good evening, and thanks for joining us tonight. >> they are breaking developments out of japan. late tonight pacific time smoke poured ut of the crippled fukushima power plant as people watched the worst environmental disaster in their country broadcast life on the tvs. inside the plant, workers the only line of defense to cool the reactors, down told to stop and evacuate. plant officials admitting they have no idea what's causing that smoke. >> moments ago chris jansing, one of the crews remaining in tokyo filed this report along with our chief medical correspondent along with robert boozele. the question, simple, what's the impact of what happened in the last
of japan. amateur video showing the exact moment the tsunami slammed into a village in the northeast part of that island nation. good evening, everyone. >> there are stories of hope and recovery but they're overshadowed tonight by a growing nuclear concern. let get you caught up on the late developing nuxs tonight, a primary concern involves the crippled fukushima power plant. radiation is leaking from the crippled reactor after yet another explosion and fire. japan's prime minister warning its people to stay indoors and saying, radioactive fuel inside one of the reactors is in jeopardy of medicaling down. >> we're getting new photos of the devastation seen from space. google showing more hard overing images, showing the hard he was hit areas before and after. >> and against the odds, a japanese soldier plucked a healthy 4-month-old baby girl from the debris in one of the hardest hit areas of the disaster. >> japan struggling to cope with three tragedies. the search for the earthquake victims, the tsunami that engulfed the provinces and tonight the escalating threat from the damaged nucle
>>> right now at 11:00, disaster in japan, and the ground is still shaking. >> this one i would have to say right now is one of the stronger ones. >> nbc bay area's george kiriyama is in japan as the damage becomes more evidence. the tragedy in japan knows no border. a bay area family is waiting for word on a loved one caught in the disaster zone. the news starts right now. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. it is now monday afternoon in japan. and the country faces another nuclear threat. just hours ago, a second explosion at a reactor rocked northeastern japan. here are some of the latest video we're getting into the newsroom from the fukushima plant. so far six people have been hurt, but it's not known how much if any radiation has been released. and the number of deaths continues to rise as well. right now at least 10,000 people have died. but that will no doubt grow in the days to come. our own nbcay b area's george kiriyama is about an hour north of tokyo near the airport. he begins our coverage tonight. hello, george. >> reporter: hello, diane. good afternoon from narita just
in the nuclear business talk about big changes that need to be made. >>> and her mission of love in japan that comes with a warning for every household back home. good evening, i'm garvin thomas. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. nuclear scientists in japan tonight admit they're fighting an invisible enemy, radiation. the levels again spiking at those damaged power plants. now, just hours ago japanese crews innohi cok choppers started dumping sea water on reactors. in washington, u.s. officials are now warning that one, if not two, of those plants may be on the verge of spewing more radioactive material. and those fears are prompting a mass exodus from tokyo tonight. with the obama administration authorizing the first evacuations of americans. among those, nbc's chris jansing who talked with us minutes ago from the airport in tokyo. >> reporter: it's going to be interesting to see what the reaction of the japanese people is when they hear this news because america is the strongest ally. and i think for them to say that their people need to leave the dependence of their embassy personnel said th
in japan where it morning now and smoke is still billowing from a damaged nuclear power plant. workers have been trying everything to cool reactors there. but at this point, they're not even sure if their methods are working. the plan now to use fire trucks to spray even more water on that plant. president obama is assuring americans, meanwhile, that harmful doses of radiation will not make it to the united states. here in the bay area, air quality leaders are monitoring radiation levels, and so far everything is normal. but some people aren't taking chances. many getting out. nbc bay area's george kiriyama who is first bay area reporter on the scene there in japan when the disaster unfolded, well, tonight he's back and he's sharing his experience with us coming up in just moments. >> now george left japan because of concerns over radiation but it seems those concerns have followed him stateside. many people in the bay area are wondering, just what risk do we face? >> well, tracking that impact of the radiation from japan. one dispersion model. that's actually the name. shows slightly eleva
ago in japan. how rescuers were able to reach him. >> my heart goes out to that man and all the people. >> thousands in the bay area digging deep for victims in va p japan. >>> first our hospitals, then our homes. tonight we check bay area roads. and what we found could put us in line for a wake-up call. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aguirre. we begin with our storm watch. wild weather moving across the bay area. take a look if you haven't seen it or heard it already, thunder and lightning illuminating the sky. we caught this flash in san francisco. >> also the sight of a waterspout touching down off the coast. this rare occurrence for the bay area happened off ocean beach. and a heavy snowstorm in the sierra. great for skiing this weekend. spring skiing at that. but it's makinor f treacherous driving conditions. we'll tell you about the major road closures. >>> lots to share with you. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri tracking the weather into the weekend. wee begin with our jean elle and spectacular video. something we don't see a lot in the city, jean. >> reporter: we've had it all,
lab, we know whether radiation from japan is in the rain falling right now across the bay area. cheryl hurd joins us from berkeley with the test results. cheryl. >> reporter: raj, nuclear engineers at uc berkeley are leading the way when it comes to research on radiation from japan, and tonight they say the test results are in. rain here in the bay area is raising concerns. some people worry japan's nuclear disaster will mean radiation levels here will raise to unhealthy levels. >> i have a feeling it will increase, but hopefully it's not too dangerous. >> reporter: measurements are in progress right now in a lab at uc berkeley's campus. >> as of last wednesday we star started to collect air samples. as of friday and saturday we collected rain. >> reporter: an around of clock analysis shows a definite increase in water and air. >> we should not be concerned. the amount of radiation from japan is extremely install and shouldn't cause any problem or concern for us and our health. >> buddy says the testing is important because it helps nuclear engineers understand radiation, and it helps
about that in just a few minutes. >> thanks, nick. >>> discouraging news tonight from japan's nuclear safety agency, which reports pressure is again rising in one of the tsunami-damaged reactors. a setback that requires the venting of more radioactive gas. fire trucks were able to get within 60 feet of reactor number three, and shoot 1,500 tons of water at it. tonight authorities say the efforts might not have worked as well as first thought. higher radiation has already been detected in japan's food chain. contaminated milk was found about 19 miles from the troubled nuclear plant, with radiation levels five times higher than considered safe. levels in spinach, up to 90 miles away was up to seven times higher than levels deemed safe. >>> new at 11:00, we are getting a better look at just how radiation from japan is entering our atmosphere. and higher levels are now being detected in our environment. nbc bay area's elyce kirchner is live now in lafayette to explain. elyce? >> reporter: hi, marla. experts at uc berkeley say they're discovering higher levels of radiation in part because
at the san jose airport, kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >>> a cargo ship from japan is en route to oakland expected to reach port tomorrow night. friday night a cargo ship from japan docked. it tested positive for low levels of radiation. there is a monitoring system set up to screen each ship and its cargo. we'll keep you posted on what is found there. >>> it is the latest development as we continue to follow the disaster in japan and its impact around the world. the situation at the fukushima nuclear power plant is intensify. emergency crews are dealing with a reactor that's been leaking for two weeks. workers are trying to contain and dispose of new pools of radioactive water leaking from the plant. this highly toxic plutonium continues to leak into the soil outside. officials there insist neither leak poses a threat to public health. >>> many concerned citizens attended a vigil held at san francisco's civic center. more than 150 communities participated in the nationwide vigil on this day which also marks the 32nd anniversary of the three mile island nuclear meltdown in penn
in japan, and lived to tell. >> devastating. and the worst thing i've ever seen. so i just kind of stayed and watched for a little while. >> she left san jose on a journey of self-discovery and returned. an incredible story. what happened when the quake hit and the sea is starting surging toward her town in japan. >>> and friends flooding your inbox? is it a social network scam? tonight what you need to know before you sign up and buy. >> and good evening, i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. tremendous amount of rain in the past 48 hour, anywhere close to 2 to 5 inches in some places. los tos topping out in the south bay with over 3 1/2 inches. we'll have details on who needso to watch o thech most with our next storm system coming up. >>> and we leave you with some more compelling photographs of the storm damage and a massive cleanup that's now under way. these photos up right now on our website, nbcbayarea.com. ♪ let's see you fly now! [ laughs ] look, more frequent flyer red tape. not on my watch. let that family fly! [ tires screech ] i just wanted to use miles to take my family o
to help avoid more flooding in that area. >>> well, some signs of progress in japan tonight as engineers now have a water supply going into all the nuclear reactors. so far water temperature and pressure is either holding. they banned all milk shipments from the area, but vegetables with low levels of radiation are is a been found far from the site. also today, an incredible rescue of an 80-year-old woman and her 16-year-old grandson. they were rescued from their damaged home. they spent the last nine days trapped inside their kitchen. >>> well, there has been precious little good news about the disaster in japan. but we got some tonight. earlier on nbc bay area news at 6:00, we told you about a bay area dad desperate to get his daughter out of the disaster zone. nbc bay area's kimberly tere is here now. kimberly, sounds like we have a reunion in the making. >> reporter: we do. a father in santa cruz is breathing a huge sigh of relief tonight. his daughter, who lives in japan with her mother will be able to come to the bay area until things get a little bit more calm there. and it's all
're learning about a nuclear reactor shutdown, but it's not in japan but here in california. 185 miles south of san jose at the diablo canyon nuclear plant. we talked to pg&e who operates the plant. they say this is not a safety concern. the shutdown is the non-nuclear turbine side of the plant. operators should down 1 of 2 reactors for repair because of n problem with the water pump over the weekend. it's unknown how long the repairs will take. it's one of two nuclear plants in california. the other is just south of los angeles. >>> now to a story you see only on nbc bay area. three decades ago he made national news. a bay area nuclear scientists who worked for ge quit his job because he was concerned with ge's design of a nuclear reactor. he was convinced the mark one reactor, the same used in the failing plant in japan, had design flaws that could lead to a devastating accident. we have this local story with international implications. >> i resigned from ge on february 2, 1976. >> reporter: 35 years ago nuclear engineer dale bridnbaugh wrote this resignation letter. he quit because he was
are no longer limited to japan. it's now in our own backyard. researchers at uc-berkeley announcing their discovery this evening. let's bring in nbc bay area's cheryl hurd who joins us with late-breaking details. first, what's tainteded? is there any type of warning at this stage? >> reporter: well, we're talking about tap water and milk. and there are no warnings tonight. but the trace levels of radiation found in tap water and milk are very, very low. but trace levels have been found in 14 states including spokane, washington. but for scientists' point of view, this is big news. scientists here at uc-berkeley have made a new discovery. >> we bought milk from our neighborhood store here. and we started to measure it. and as of last night, we see small amounts of iodine even in our milk. >> reporter: sounds scary, but uc-berkeley nuclear engineer says we should not be alarmed. >> the amounts are still very sma small. >> reporter: radiation is everywhere in our environment. what's interesting is radiation from japan has traveled all the way here. >> as a scientist, it's interesting t
'll have your complete forecast in the morning as well. >>> turning to the disaster and recovery in japan. here's a look at what's happening there at this hour. officials are racing to restore power at the troubled fukushima nuclear plant. but they're facing more problems including a cloud of smoke that forced workers to evacuate on monday. meanwhile, the japanese government is banning sales of raw milk, spinach and canola from local regions there next to the plant. officials say higher levels of radiation were found in some produce. here in the united states the fda says only 4% of the produce imported to the united states comes from japan. and right now nothing from the radiation zone is being exported. japan's police agency now confirms more than 8,900 deaths and another 12,000 people missing. nearly 500,000 people are living in shelters. with your help, nbc and comcast has raised more than 178,000 goes to help the people in japan. you can still donate. go to nbcbayarea.com and click on how you can help. >>> coalition bombs and missiles blasting libya, but gadhafi is not backing down.
. an earthquake near tokyo has led to a tsunami warning in japan. ergency response teams are assessing the damage as we speak. a sizeable shake, 7.2 in magnitude. the quake hit around noon. the epicenter, you see it here, 9 0 miles northeast of tokyo. according to the usgs, the quake struck almost nine miles underground, shaking buildings and churning up waves along the coast. train lines were temporarily stopped. no immediate reports, though, of damage or injuries. a residence along the coast have been warned to stay away from the shore. >>> a new surveillance video released today could be the key to catch a killer. the video reveals a mystery suspect in a triple homicide at a san jose nightclub. we want to warn you some of this video is violent. the video was taken at the mexicali nightclub back in january. it shows a man running across the screen wearing a bulletproof vest trying to drag the bar owner at gunpoint to a waiting suv. the club owner who police say feeling targeted over a drug debt was able to get free but was gunned down by the mystery man in the parking lot. the owner survived. t
coastal japan, following the strongest earthquake in the country's history, and today, video of the aftermath shows mile after mile of devastation. as the water recedes, the death toll is rising. >> the magnitude 8.9 earthquake is the po most powerful on -- is the most powerful on record in japan. we have live coverage where tsunami waves reached the harbor and in crescent city along the california coast. we have a question many are asking, when will it happen here. >> first the latest out of japan. at least 1,000 people are dead. more than 88,000 are missing. japan is battling to contain a nuclear crisis as pressure at two power plants continues to rise. the government has deployed more than 20,000 people to tsunami-stricken areas in northeastern parts of the country. >> reporter: it is saturday in japan, and much of japan is in ruins. as disturbing a site as it -- sight it was watching a wall of water race across the countryside, it is even worse when the water leaves. among the homes and cars you see, there are bodies you don't. 300 of them so far found in sendai once the
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